How to make it

  • Burnt Sugar Syrup:
  • Measuer granulated sugar into large heavy saucepan. Heat and stir on medium for about 10 minutes until sugar is dissolved. Brush side of saucepan with wet pastry brush to dissolve any sugar crystals. Simmer for about 2 minutes, without stirring, until dark butterscoth colour. Remove from heat.
  • Slowly and carefully add boiling water. Sugar mixture will sputter furiously. Return to heat. Stir for about 2 minutes until smooth. Colour should be deep golden brown. Let stand for about 1 hour until cooled completely. Makes about 3/4 cup syrup.
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  • Angel Food Cake:
  • Sift flour and icing sugar together 3 times onto sheets of waxed paper or separate bowls. Set aside.
  • Beat next 3 ingredients in large bowl until soft peaks form. Add granulated sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating constantly until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • Add vanilla, maple extract and 3 tbsp. Burnt Sugar Syrup. Beat until just combined. Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture in 4 parts, folding after each addition until just blended. Spread in ungreased 10 " angel food tube pan. Cut through batter gently with knife to remove air pockets. Bake in 375 oven for 35 to 40 minutes until wooden pick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Invert cake in pan onto glass bottle for about 1 hour until cooled completely. Turn upright. Run knife around inside edge of pan to loosen cake. Remove bottom of pan with cake. Run knife around tube and bottom of pan to loosen cake. Invert onto large serving plate. Serve with whipped cream. Store reminaing syrup in jar with tight-fitting lid at room temperature for up to 6 months.

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    " It was excellent "
    juliecake ate it and said...
    Oh-my-goodness, this sounds fabulous, love angelfood cake but this one sounds much better than your average angelfood to be sure! Thanks for sharing.........j
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  • maggiehc 6 years ago
    This sounds like a great idea! My angelfood cakes always stick the pan like crazy though. I need to get one of those two piece pans.
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    " It was excellent "
    debwin ate it and said...
    I love angel food cake. I will have to give this a try.
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  • grandmacooks 6 years ago
    Sounds great!
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  • lindal34 6 years ago
    oh no oh no! I have to try this. I haven't made an angel food cake in years but having company tomorrow and maybe this is what we need for dessert. Looks wonderful!
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  • sday5 6 years ago
    My mother used to make a burnt sugar cake. I bet this has a similar taste.
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    Love this, love this!
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Homemade angel food, how divine! Wonderful post.
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    yum! Sounds great
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    what a wonderful recipe love angel food thanks
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